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Resources by Topic: Post-acute care

Medicare Learning Network: Swing Bed Services
Provides information about the requirements Critical Access Hospitals must meet in order to enter into a swing bed agreement under which they can use beds, as needed, to provide either acute or Skilled Nursing Facility care.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Medicare Learning Network: Billing Information for Rural Providers and Suppliers
Provides Medicare billing information by provider type and type of service, including information on where to submit claims. Includes information for Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, and Swing Bed services.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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National Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Study (NPALS)
Biennial study that monitors trends in the supply, provision, and use of the major sectors of paid, regulated long-term care services. Covers inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, adult day services centers, assisted living and residential care communities, home health agencies, hospices, and nursing homes. Formerly called the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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